Jamonera

4.6
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Jamonera is a Spanish restaurant and bar located in the trendy Midtown Village section of center city. James Beard nominated Chef Marcie Turney’s menu will feature rustic, handcrafted regional fare such as: Banderillas of olives, boquerones and guindilla peppers; Crispy Calasparra Rice with heirloom pumpkin, chestnuts and La Quercia Acorn Edition jamon; Moorish Skewers of Lamb with spiced yogurt, mint and pickled chiles; and House-Cured Cecina with artichokes, fennel and amontillado sherry. Menu items will range in price from $4 to $20, spanning everything from small snacks to composed plates, all ideal for sharing. Seating at the bar is available for walk in seating.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We booked Jamonera based on excellent reviews and were expecting authentic Spanish cuisine. What we got was dishes resembling Spanish cuisine. That aside, seasoning of the items we ordered were heavy. The paella was too salty and creme brulee too sweet. The only two things we liked were their white sangria and bacon-wrapped dates. Very disappointed. Do not recommend.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. It’s a solid follow up to the Marcie Turney empire. While Barbuzzo still remains our favorite and Bud & Marilyn’s chicken sandwich makes chick-fil-a and the rest seem like a joke, it’s a delicious addition to the lineup.

Never thought an anchovy toast can be this good.

t
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The two of us shared two appetizers and two mains which was more than enough food! The croquettes were very tasty as were the albondigas, and beet salad. The seafood paella was good, but a little too lemony and salty. Their wine selection was very good as well. We had a glass of albarino and a glass of tempranillo which were delilcious! We will definitely return!

p
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, great drinks! We will definitely go back!

KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

L
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, was not too busy. We sat at the bar out of preference and they took care of us. Shared several dishes, and some nice cocktails and vino. Would go back.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a point of going to Jamonera when we come from New York to Philly -- great location and festive atmosphere -- love Spanish food so this is perfect.

NJ
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, smooth service, intimate setting. Will be back

n
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Our first visit was very enjoyable and we cannot wait to return to try other offerings. The Seafood Paella and the dates appetizer were excellent. Give it a try!!

m
Chicago
154 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wished I lived in Philadephia so I could enjoy the excellent food and service more often. Until next year... thank you Dustin and Madelyn for three great nights!

m
Chicago
154 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dustin great bartender. Food top rated!

IP
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food but I wish the entree was a bit larger. The sangria was tasty but could have packed a bit more of a punch. The service was great.
Only complaint is for the price, it would have been nicer to have a little more and for the price of the sangria there could have been a little more alcohol...so much ice ice ice...in the pitcher and in the serving glasses
I will definitely return and try something new.

m
Chicago
154 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stop on my annual trips to Philadelphia. Flower Show and Jamonera. Food is excellent and service is better. My favorites are the vegetarian paella and sangria.

C
New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Jamonera. The irst was 4 or 5 years ago. It was just as good, if not better.

e
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was amazing!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

VS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good meal. Knew what to expect as we have eaten there before. Great service and ambiance. Great small plate options. Enjoyed the evening.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! I would go back again and again. Both the food and the service was top notch.

TG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is WOW, each dish was a test treat! The vegetable tapas board was a triple delight! We recently ate at a fancy french restaurant and the grilled octopus at Jamonera was MUCH better!! Our waiter was knowledgeable and just the right amount of friendly!!

CL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed our meal and sangria at Jamonera. Charcuterie board was excellent--loved the jamon, cheese and accompaniments. We also had the vegetarian charcuterie--not as good, but very interesting flavors. Paella was excellent.

HB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. My boyfriend and I go here at least once every few months and absolutely love it. The service is amazing and the staff truly makes the experience great. The menu has such different and delicious food. I will absolutely be going back!

E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Valentine's Day. The prefix menu was definitely worth it -- 1 appetizer + 3 courses for $65. The food was excellent quality with amazing flavors. The staff was very friendly, and constantly waited at your side, wipe down tables, and picking up plates.

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I hate to write negative reviews but in this case I really would not go back to Jamonera.
perhaps it was just the busy evening of Valentines day but except for our waiter, who was excellent, I had a poor experience. the food, except for desert was way too salty, and actually not very fresh tasting. not foul , just not tasty. the sauces and spices didn't quite work. also I was offered two kind of wine, neither of which was good tasting, and one of them had turned and tasted vinegary. as the evening went on the GM's actions seemed more to get us out so he could fill the table than to serve us. the desert was the best part, a home made sorbet. I won't be going back. I did like the ambience though.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, not great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pros:
Delicious food. Amazing cocktails.

Cons:
Small portions and expensive.

Would definitely go back for a special occasion and to have a completely different meal than I could get anywhere else in philly. Must try at least once.

E
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was prompt without hovering. The space is tight.

K
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas

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PS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and small plates were presented in appropriate intervals.

q
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice... The lamb entree was very flavorful. The roasted apple bread pudding was off the hook. Enjoyed the night.

GS
Black Forest
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Place is very small with 10-12 tables and large bar.
Food, drinks, and service were very good.

But getting “changed” 2k points for Open Table reservation left a bad feeling.

We made reservation for 7:15pm on Saturday night and charged 2000 open table points for “prime” time. In reality, there was nothing prime as they had free tables. In fact, couple without reservation was seated at the same “prime” time as we got to our table.

2k open table points for “prime” time reservation must be a new scam by open table or the way for restaurant to create hip.

p
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a work dinner. Wide variety of people and tastes and everyone loved it. We got all three of the paellas and they were all great. We ordered a wide variety of small and medium plates and they were all delicious.

y
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been here a few times but we were disappointed this time it was restaurant week and it was strongly suggested that the whole table do that menu. We have split between the four of us before with no problem. We did the RW menu. The 3 apps came out then 2 minutes later the 4 plates of the second course came out 7 plates on the table. Then after we finished there was a wait for main courses. One plate was served a few minutes later another then a long wait and the steak which we ordered with no cheese was brought out WITH cheese. Then my dish came out. We all felt weird eating while we waited for another cheese free steak to come out. Just very disjointed service. Food was good not great

AS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING. And our bartender was very knowledgeable about the menu (we opted to sit at the bar).

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Jamonera during restaurant week. The food was excellent! We talked about it all the way home!
Our favorite dish was the Gambas al Ajillo - tender shrimp with onions and chili perfectly cooked to a piquant and lively flavor. The most surprising thing was the beans. They were creamy and had absorbed the juices of the shrimp and chili. I would love to duplicate this recipe!

Everything was delicious, flavorful and at times surprising. White bean paste on grilled bread - so flavorful and perfectly spiced.

The blood orange sorbet and rice pudding were divine and the perfect way to end the meal.

We'll be back for sure!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It was the main reason to come back to Philly.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The host was incredibly rude to us. We were 13 mins late for the reservation on a night with freezing rain and the first thing he say to us is I need back the table at 6:30! There were only 2 other couples in the restaurant at time. I was ready to leave but my wife convinced me to stay. The waiter was awesome. The food was ok. I won't be returning.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The wine was terrible. The food was average.

CY
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, and I can’t wait to go back to try more of the menu!

RL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food is fantastic, very tasty. Best octopus in philly and the eggplant french fries...unbelievable. great wine selection too.

JM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful all around. The best Paella that we've come across since Barcelona. Strongly recommend; intimate environment, fabulous service

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